Beasts Of Bourbon, if you we around when they were you were usually guaranteed a good night out. Not sure when I shot this but it was on transparency film pushed two stops, so probably 1600 ISO. Still amazes me how good they look, digital would kill it for technical performance but a look and feel of film has a certain quality all its own.
- Ilford HP5 rated at 400ISO
- Developer- Kodak D76 Stock at 20 degrees
- Agitation- Continuous for the first minute then 10 seconds every subsequent minute
- Time- Eight minutes
- Fix- Ten minutes
- Wash- Twenty minutes
- Scanner- Nikon LS9000 using Silverfast 8, 16 bit and multi-pass for a 150 megabyte file
- Post- Lightroom clarity and sharpening
I exposed most of this by estimation and I was pretty much spot on, good to see that after twenty or so years of shooting I can still nail an exposure without resorting to a meter.
The older Hasselblad lenses are not as contrasty as the CF ones so you get beautiful creamy tonality with excellent edge sharpness- not bad for a lens almost as old as I am.
This thing is amazing, the design and build of it is just awe inspiring. Remember to watch the local fat policemen try to chase the rather fit and agile umbrella sellers- two fat guys squeezed into a Fiat 500.
I shot a lot of Xpan in Rome, fantastic place but hot in summer. The contrast between the white ruins and the cobbeled streets is pretty harsh.